Women’s Aid responds to the Mail on Sunday’s article from Sunday 7th April 2019
Monday 8th April 2019
Women’s Aid responded to the Mail on Sunday’s article from Sunday 7th April 2019:
“East London Women’s Project is homeless accommodation run by the homeless charity St Mungo’s Community Housing Association. Although it supports women with homelessness who may have experienced gender-based violence, it is not a specialist domestic abuse refuge.
“Women’s Aid is a federation of 180 member organisations and as such we do not have oversight or set policy for member services who run domestic abuse support services like refuges locally. At Women’s Aid, we are committed to supporting our member services on developing their own policies to provide safe, inclusive and accessible services that operate in line with the law. Currently, Women’s Aid member services assess every survivor, including trans women, on a case by case basis in order to best respond to their needs.”
For more information, please contact the Women’s Aid press office: 020 7566 2511 / [email protected]